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Generally, the state of Texas does not require you to get a general contractor license, but there may be license requirements in accordance with your city, county or municipality. All plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work in Texas requires a state license. Residential construction is no longer regulated in TX at the state level.

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  • CMECP Program

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  • Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Exam Review

    $199.99

    A Class A license entitles the license holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of any size or capacity. A Class B license entitles the license holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of not more than 25 tons cooling capacity; or 1.5 million BTU’s per hour output heating capacity. This course includes sample figures, q…

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  • Texas Electrical Exam Review

    $199.99

    In the state of Texas, to become an Electrician you must have at least 12 months of experience as a Licensed Journeyman Electrician. Or, you must have at least 60 months, with at least 10,000 hours of experience or at least 1,000 hours of experience per year for seven years. To qualify for an Electrician license through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, you’ll need to gain the required number of hours of job site training experience: Journeyman Electrician: 8,000 hours of experience and on-the-job training (equivalent to four years). @Home…

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  • Texas Maintenance Electrician Exam Review

    $199.99

    In order to apply for a Maintenance Electrician license, you must have at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a Master or Maintenance Electrician. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Texas Residential Wireman Exam Review

    $199.99

    In the state of Texas, applicants must obtain pre-approval from the state licensing board before testing and complete 4,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a Master Electrician or Residential Wireman. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test-taking tips/strategies. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Texas Residential Appliance Installer Exam Review

    $199.99

    To obtain the Texas Residential Appliance Installer License, a person must first submit an application to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) along with an application fee of $30, receive an approval card from TDLR to register for the State exam, register for the State exam through PSI Exams, then pass the 80-question State exam administered at many PSI Exams locations throughout the State. This course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. @HomePrep is a Nation…

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  • Texas Journeyman/Master Sign Electrician Exam Review

    $199.99

    In the state of Texas, applicants must obtain pre-approval from the state licensing board before testing. Qualification Requirements: 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master or master sign electrician; passing score on the journeyman sign electrician examination. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are her…

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  • Texas Plumbing License (Master, Journeyman) – IPC and IFGC Practice Tests

    $149.98

    A Master Plumbing License covers unlimited plumbing work including sanitary drainage, water supply, storm drainage, and natural gas piping. A Journeyman Plumbing license covers unlimited plumbing work including sanitary drainage, water supply, storm drainage, and natural gas piping while under the supervision of a Master Plumber. Our course includes online practice tests for the code book! @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in…

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  • Texas Air Conditioning Continuing Education (8 Hours)

    $39.99

    Texas ACR’s to obtain 8 hours of continuing education each year. This course includes information on the following topics: 2015 IMC Changes, 2015 IFGC Changes, Business and Project Management, Texas ACR Law. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Texas Electrical Continuing Education (4 Hours)

    $17.99

    Texas electricians are required to obtain 4 hours of continuing education each year. This course includes information on the following topics: 2017 NEC Changes, Texas Occupations Code 1305, Texas Administrative Rules 73, NFPA 70E. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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@HomePrep is a national leader in contractor licensing and online education. We help contractors of all types and specialty trades people invest in themselves, advancing their careers, and achieve new levels of professional success. Our number one goal is to deliver the highest quality Texas contractors license courses at the lowest possible price.

Whether you are a general contractor, home builder, electrician, plumber, HVAC technician or specialize in another trade, @HomePrep has the online courses and books you need to get your license and maintain continuing education in Texas.

This site offers 1000 courses and 115 State Board Accreditations, and we’ve served 110,000 students in 25 industries since 2014. We strive to provide the most inclusive and beneficial content to help our students advance in their field.

Below are some of the benefits & features of selecting our site for your training needs.

Benefits:

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  • Live seminar options available
  • Certain courses offered in Spanish
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  • 365 days of course access
  • Start and stop courses as needed
  • 80% exam pass rate when course sections and quizzes are taken and scored well on
  • Courses are state and industry compliant
  • All Continuing education is state approved
  • Courses are narrated
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  • In business since 2002
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Contractor License FAQs

How Do I Get A Contractors License In Texas?

Residential construction is no longer regulated in TX at the state level. General Contractors will get a license through their local jurisdiction.

However, certain profiles of contractors are required by state law to get a license. Those include:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC contractors
  • Well drilling specialists
  • Pump installation specialists
  • Refrigeration and fire systems specialists
  • Landscapers and interior designers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors 

Need study materials to pass your exam? All @HomePrep exam prep courses and continuing education credits ensure you receive state and industry approved training.

City Requirements

Because general contractors in Texas must follow local rules and regulations, it’s important to research the area in which you will work for specific guidelines. Here are some of the largest cities in Texas and links to find our more about their license requirements:

Where Can I Find Exam Prep Books?

Since All plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work in Texas requires a state license, we offer online prep courses designed to give you the highest quality courses at the lowest possible price. All courses are state and industry compliant, with 365 days of course access available. Click here to learn more about our Texas contractor exam prep. 

We also offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our bookstore to begin.

Does a handyman need a contractors license in Texas?

According to Texas state law, there is no state license for a contractors license. Thus, there is no state regulated handyman license either. However, as general contracting is regulated at the local level, many cities do have their own rules and laws regarding repelis and maintenance. For example, San Antonio requires an application, a completed background check, and a small fee before you can legally provide services. 

Texas Contacts

To apply for an electrical or air conditioning license, contact:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
1-512-463-6599
Website

To apply for a plumbing license, contact:
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
P.O. Box 4200
Austin, TX 78765
1-512-936-5200
Website

To apply for an LP Gas/Propane license, contact:
Texas Gas Services Division
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711
1-512-463-6931
Website